d.gould

boston-based artist

drawing between the lines.

former printmaker. frequent postcard artist.

find the full story at dgould.net
Saturday clubbing. Pouring over the first proofs of my deck of cards.

Saturday clubbing. Pouring over the first proofs of my deck of cards.

2 of Spades - Card of Removal (Work in Progress Revisited) - d. gouldThe card often signifies a complete and forced change, such as a break in an important process in the querent’s life. This change can come about in many ways. One popular translation is a sudden loss of home or a sudden change in location. It can also mean a break or division in a relationship, the separation possibly being caused by death, scandal, gossip and/or deceit. If in regard to a particular love interest, the Two of Spades can be interpreted as a warning card, as it could indicate that separation or infidelity is quite likely. 
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2 of Spades - Card of Removal (Work in Progress Revisited) - d. gould

The card often signifies a complete and forced change, such as a break in an important process in the querent’s life. This change can come about in many ways. One popular translation is a sudden loss of home or a sudden change in location. It can also mean a break or division in a relationship, the separation possibly being caused by death, scandal, gossip and/or deceit. If in regard to a particular love interest, the Two of Spades can be interpreted as a warning card, as it could indicate that separation or infidelity is quite likely.
 

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Red & Black Jokers (work in progress) - d. gould

It is standard practice to have two, often noticeably different, Jokers per deck: the Red Joker and the Black Joker. The Red Joker, distinguished by being full-color and/or with a larger image, outranks the Black Joker, which is monochromatic, has a smaller graphic and/or bears the guarantee. Not an origin inclusion in the French/Anglo-American card deck, the Jokers traditionally are not always ascribed a meaning within cartomancy*. However, as a pair they can often be described as representing a duality and balance: life vs death, good vs evil, fortune vs. misfortune, resilience vs. self destruction. This how they are treated in this deck.
 
*Originally introduced around 1860, the Joker came to be represented as a clown or jester by the 1880s. While the inspiration behind the imagery probably came from “The Fool” card in the tarot deck—depictions of a lute-playing jester for The Fool were becoming popular in Europe around the same time—it is important to note that the two similar cards have separate origins. The Fool has included since the Tarot’s inception in the 15th century while the Joker is a relatively recent addition to the French/Anglo-American 52 card deck. It is often common among practitioners of cartomancy to identify the black Joker with The Fool and the red Joker with The Magician/The Juggler.

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Ace of Spades (work in progress) - d. gould
A card of great misfortune, spite and obsession, the Ace of Spades is also sometimes associated with death. It is a difficult ending and the loss of someone close. All troubles, bad luck, trials and tribulations fall within this card’s realm, including bad news, illness and miscarriages. 
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Ace of Spades (work in progress) - d. gould

A card of great misfortune, spite and obsession, the Ace of Spades is also sometimes associated with death. It is a difficult ending and the loss of someone close. All troubles, bad luck, trials and tribulations fall within this card’s realm, including bad news, illness and miscarriages. 

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Ace of Clubs (work in progress) - d. gould
A popular translation attributes wealth, happiness, prosperity and unexpected financial gain to the Ace of Clubs. It speaks of the priviledge and ability to receive certain perks due to good looks and social status. However, it is also important to note that if this card is found within a difficult spread the card can also signal that the money may disappear almost as quickly as it comes. 
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Ace of Clubs (work in progress) - d. gould

A popular translation attributes wealth, happiness, prosperity and unexpected financial gain to the Ace of Clubs. It speaks of the priviledge and ability to receive certain perks due to good looks and social status. However, it is also important to note that if this card is found within a difficult spread the card can also signal that the money may disappear almost as quickly as it comes. 

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Ace of Diamonds (work in progress) - d. gould
A card of change, the Ace of Diamonds often signifies a message, letter, package or gift whose content is more important. The sender is often determined by neighboring cards. However, the message itself is generally believed to be about money and is usually good news. 
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Ace of Diamonds (work in progress) - d. gould

A card of change, the Ace of Diamonds often signifies a message, letter, package or gift whose content is more important. The sender is often determined by neighboring cards. However, the message itself is generally believed to be about money and is usually good news. 

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Ace of Hearts: The Love Card (work in progress) - d. gould
Known as the love card, the Ace of Hearts has a strong connection to happiness, relationship and love letters. A particularly favorable card, it can indicates that one’s troubles and problems are to be lifted. The card is also connected to the home and can sometimes mean a change in address. 
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Ace of Hearts: The Love Card (work in progress) - d. gould

Known as the love card, the Ace of Hearts has a strong connection to happiness, relationship and love letters. A particularly favorable card, it can indicates that one’s troubles and problems are to be lifted. The card is also connected to the home and can sometimes mean a change in address. 

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South Boston Open Studios: Saturday, Nov 2 & Sunday, Nov 3 from 12pm to 6 pm.
Check out the deck of cards in it’s full glory before they go off to the printer! 
Further incentives:
The Distillery is a converted rum distillery with an amazing view of the Boston skyline
Check out artist spaces. The Distillery has a vast variety of artist (painters, sculptors, jewelry-makers, photographers, print makers, graphic artists, poets, people who work in collage, mixed media, installation, video, sound and beyond…)
Be able to buy work directly from artists
Free snacks
Free beer (& other assorted beverages of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic persuasions),  
Located at the Distillery (516 E 2nd St.), Studio 608
Free and open to the public. Child and dog friendly.
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The Distillery | Open Studios Official Website

South Boston Open Studios: Saturday, Nov 2 & Sunday, Nov 3 from 12pm to 6 pm.

Check out the deck of cards in it’s full glory before they go off to the printer! 

Further incentives:

  • The Distillery is a converted rum distillery with an amazing view of the Boston skyline
  • Check out artist spaces. The Distillery has a vast variety of artist (painters, sculptors, jewelry-makers, photographers, print makers, graphic artists, poets, people who work in collage, mixed media, installation, video, sound and beyond…)
  • Be able to buy work directly from artists
  • Free snacks
  • Free beer (& other assorted beverages of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic persuasions),  

Located at the Distillery (516 E 2nd St.), Studio 608

Free and open to the public. Child and dog friendly.

Helpful Links:

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The DistilleryOpen Studios Official Website

the bee charmer-inspired tote bag

Becca was a prolific writer, ardent reader, and lover of books. … Becca’s life was a daily inspiration filled with curiosity and the seemingly endless search for ‘more.’

As I write this, it’s almost been a full year since my close friend Becca passed away suddenly. In her memory, her parents, with the help of her friends (and perhaps even you), are trying to start a memorial fellowship at Smith College (her alma mater). The hope is for Becca’s “passion for, and achievements in, archival science and special collections to live on forever, in generations of Smith students to come." For the fund to become a reality, we have a year left to raise $150,000. We are currently only about a third of the way there and every little bit helps.
Inspired by her blog the bee charmer, I recently designed this bag that was lovingly screen-printed by my friend Fuchsia and is available for purchase. All proceeds will go directly to her memorial fellowship fund. 
To purchase, check out the rebecca samay memorial fellowship fund and donate $10 ($7 for the bag, $3 to cover shipping). Fill in your address and the bag can be shipped.
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the bee charmer-inspired tote bag

Becca was a prolific writer, ardent reader, and lover of books. … Becca’s life was a daily inspiration filled with curiosity and the seemingly endless search for ‘more.’

As I write this, it’s almost been a full year since my close friend Becca passed away suddenly. In her memory, her parents, with the help of her friends (and perhaps even you), are trying to start a memorial fellowship at Smith College (her alma mater). The hope is for Becca’s “passion for, and achievements in, archival science and special collections to live on forever, in generations of Smith students to come." For the fund to become a reality, we have a year left to raise $150,000. We are currently only about a third of the way there and every little bit helps.

Inspired by her blog the bee charmer, I recently designed this bag that was lovingly screen-printed by my friend Fuchsia and is available for purchase. All proceeds will go directly to her memorial fellowship fund. 

To purchase, check out the rebecca samay memorial fellowship fund and donate $10 ($7 for the bag, $3 to cover shipping). Fill in your address and the bag can be shipped.

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King of Diamonds (work in progress) - d. gould
While a man of authority or influence, be wary that the King of Diamonds is also hot-tempered, obstinate and revengeful. It’s advisable to not approach him if he appears to be in a bad temper. He can prove to be a bitter rival or a fierce and dangerous competitor. If this card appears in a romantic context, it can indicate an abusive or deceitful lover. While the King of Diamonds might have the ability to be a great help, it doesn’t mean he will consent. In fact, he may very likely refuse. 
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King of Diamonds (work in progress) - d. gould

While a man of authority or influence, be wary that the King of Diamonds is also hot-tempered, obstinate and revengeful. It’s advisable to not approach him if he appears to be in a bad temper. He can prove to be a bitter rival or a fierce and dangerous competitor. If this card appears in a romantic context, it can indicate an abusive or deceitful lover. While the King of Diamonds might have the ability to be a great help, it doesn’t mean he will consent. In fact, he may very likely refuse. 

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King of Clubs (work in progress) - d. gould

The King of Clubs is an upright, faithful and affectionate man known for his kind-hearted generosity. This card often represents a good friend or lifelong companion who can be trusted and counted on during times of need, crisis and sorrow. This spirited friend will assist you to the best of his ability.

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King of Hearts (work in progress) - d. gould

A good natured, affectionate and caring man, the King of Hearts reveals both his kindness and concern through actions not words. However, he can be hasty and rash in his actions but fair and helpful in his advice. As an influential man, he has the power and ability to be a worthwhile help.

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neil-gaiman:

amandapalmer:

BOSTON AREA, please re-blog!
this is the official (beautiful) artwork that cassandra long (fundrawtime) made for the becca show coming up on october 7th at the somerville theater.
the troops are rallying….jason webley is flying in, the dresden dolls are reuniting, neil and i are going to MC the evening, and this is basically going to be one of the most unforgettable, wonderful, family-like nights of music, film and joy and celebration of life than you can imagine.
there are still a few tickets left. most seats are $25, and gold circle tickets are $100 and include a hang after the show with the whole crew and one of the beautiful artwork prints. and there are still TWO $1000 seats left at the pre-show dinner table with me, neil, becca’s parents and a few other dinner guests. for info about that please contact Zoe.Feldman@gmail.com - you’ll be guestlisted so don’t buy tickets.
ALL the proceeds go to becca’s scholarship fund at smith. please come. we love you.
show is at 7 pm. ticket link:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=a4e51df651ed159d57c8ee040f26e44d
the current list of performers/filmmakers/readers (and will probably expand):
The Dresden Dolls 
Neil Gaiman
Jason Webley
Anna Vogelzang
Michael Pope
Siena Oristaglio
Jessica Allyn
Cormac Bride
Emilyn Brodsky
Kara Trott 
Marykate O’Neil
Ryan Anas
xxxxx

This is going to be really fun. I’m planning to read some NEW STUFF for my bit, and I’ll be showing STATUESQUE, the short Bill Nighy film I wrote and directed… Please come. It’s for an excellent cause. Also…
DRESDEN DOLLS REUNION

neil-gaiman:

amandapalmer:

BOSTON AREA, please re-blog!

this is the official (beautiful) artwork that cassandra long (fundrawtime) made for the becca show coming up on october 7th at the somerville theater.

the troops are rallying….jason webley is flying in, the dresden dolls are reuniting, neil and i are going to MC the evening, and this is basically going to be one of the most unforgettable, wonderful, family-like nights of music, film and joy and celebration of life than you can imagine.

there are still a few tickets left. most seats are $25, and gold circle tickets are $100 and include a hang after the show with the whole crew and one of the beautiful artwork prints. and there are still TWO $1000 seats left at the pre-show dinner table with me, neil, becca’s parents and a few other dinner guests. for info about that please contact Zoe.Feldman@gmail.com - you’ll be guestlisted so don’t buy tickets.

ALL the proceeds go to becca’s scholarship fund at smith. please come. we love you.

show is at 7 pm. ticket link:

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=a4e51df651ed159d57c8ee040f26e44d

the current list of performers/filmmakers/readers (and will probably expand):

The Dresden Dolls 

Neil Gaiman

Jason Webley

Anna Vogelzang

Michael Pope

Siena Oristaglio

Jessica Allyn

Cormac Bride

Emilyn Brodsky

Kara Trott 

Marykate O’Neil

Ryan Anas

xxxxx

This is going to be really fun. I’m planning to read some NEW STUFF for my bit, and I’ll be showing STATUESQUE, the short Bill Nighy film I wrote and directed… Please come. It’s for an excellent cause. Also…

DRESDEN DOLLS REUNION

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Upcoming Events!

Excited to announce two upcoming events this fall and I’m looking forward to officially announce a third secret event in October!

For now, here’s a quick rundown:

1. A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: A Night of Music, Art & Remembering (featuring several people performing, including Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman)  - Monday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square

2. Open Studios - Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3 from noon to 6 at the Distillery in South Boston.

It’s shaping up to be a very exciting autumn, hope to see you there.

xo,

d.

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King of Spades (work in progress) - d. gould
An ambitious man, the King of Spades is also known for the potential of being self-serving. Translations describe this King as one who will cause problems in relationships. He will strive to get into the middle, and once there, he will divide, conquer and destroy. 
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King of Spades (work in progress) - d. gould

An ambitious man, the King of Spades is also known for the potential of being self-serving. Translations describe this King as one who will cause problems in relationships. He will strive to get into the middle, and once there, he will divide, conquer and destroy. 

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